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Resident Evil: Everybody Loves Wesker

Today, COG Considers why we're all so fond of Resident Evil's sunglasses-wearing undead supervillain, Albert Wesker. We think it might have something to do with the glowing eyes.

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Nerdmaster49d ago (Edited 49d ago )

I loveD him because his motives were mysterious. He double-crossed both STARS and Umbrella, faked his own death, was gathering different types of virus like shown in Code Veronica and RE4, so figuring out his endgame was exciting.

And then RE5 turned him into a traditonal villain that just wanted to spread a virus to kill the "unworthy", before turning into a monster himself and being killed. Lame and disappointing.

Well, at least they gave him some ultimate objective, as lame as it was. Meanwhile, the second most interesting character in the series, Ada Wong, didn't get even that. She just played the spy archetype, also mysterious and double-crossing, but no reasons whatsoever. She got a whole campaign in RE6 that promised to shed light into her motives, but none was given.

KDblack47d ago

Wesker made for an excellent background threat and greater-agenda villain. As long as he was out there, scheming, then you knew things weren't over. His presence was a promise that RE had more nightmares to offer.

Then RE5 happened.

FallenAngel198449d ago

I wish we’d see more of his son Jake in future installments

Ninver47d ago

This guy freaked me tf out in Code veronica x

sourOG47d ago

He’s a dick. All good bad guys are assholes.

ZeroBlue247d ago (Edited 47d ago )

Kinda reminds me of Sephiroth, at least in the way he carries himself. Most antagonists spend all of their time on screen cackling and giving long winded, nihilistic expositions. I prefer the ones that have an air of mystery and replace their predictable speeches and motivations with badassery.

KDblack45d ago

Oh, for sure. There's a lot to be said for antagonists with hidden agendas. The moment you understand what a villain is about, they stop being quite so intimidating. As we learned in Resident Evil 5.

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